Fleury on the move: 5 rumoured landing spots

At some point in the not-so-distant future, the Pittsburgh Penguins will have to deal with their goalie situation. The team can only protect one of the two in this summer's Vegas Golden Knights expansion draft, and that will undoubtedly be the younger Matt Murray. Fleury, on the other hand, is still elite and will generate plenty of interest when he is put on the market.

Here are five NHL teams rumoured or speculated to be interested:

Dallas Stars
Rumours of Dallas' interest cropped up in the summer. How do they make this deal with two albatross goalies under contract? I'm sure Stars GM Jim Nill has been wondering that himself for quite some time. No question - if the Stars trade for Fleury either Kari Lehtonen or Antti Niemi are coming to Pittsburgh in the deal.

Vegas Golden Knights
The Knights will be on the lookout for a starter that can bail a team out - because there sure won't be many solid defensemen in the expansion draft. Either via trade or draft, the Knights would love to get their hands on Fleury.

St. Louis Blues
The Blues have come up recently as a potential fit. Although Jake Allen was anointed the team's starter in the fall, he has yet to demonstrate he is the elite netminder the franchise envisioned. Fleury might be a short term fix to get the team deep into the playoffs.

Calgary Flames
Fleury was one of the possibilities the Flames had in the summer, but they settled for Brian Elliott, who is a pending UFA. The Elliott experiment has produced mixed results, so Fleury may re-emerge as an upgrade option.

Winnipeg Jets
The Jets already have a few too many goalies in their system, but there still seems to be some speculation that a Trouba-Fleury swap makes sense.

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